News Update


This Morning has been nominated for best daytime television show at the National Television Awards.

Schofield stepped down as a presenter in May after admitting to an affair with a considerably younger male colleague and lying to cover it up.

Holly Willoughby, his long-time co-presenter, has continued to host the show with a slew of co-stars.

MPs demanded last week that ITV executives address allegations of a hostile culture.

ITV stated that it takes complaints seriously, but that it cannot respond unless such charges are brought directly to it.

Following the uproar over Schofield’s romance, executives previously defended the network’s responsibility of care to its employees.

There will be no Phil or Holly.

Despite the controversy, It was reported on Tuesday that This Morning will now defend its championship in the NTA daytime category against The Chase, Loose Women, and The Repair Shop.

Despite making the initial longlist, both Schofield and, perhaps more importantly, Willoughby have been overlooked for best presenter at this year’s upcoming awards.

Schofield recently disclosed that he fears his career is ended as a result of the affair, for which he apologized, calling it his “biggest, sorriest secret.”

Alison Hammond and Martin Lewis, two of his recent rotating successors, made the shortlist for the best presenter prize.

The winners, like the shortlist, are chosen by the public and will be announced on September 5 at a ceremony hosted by Joel Dommett at London’s O2 Arena.

The Traitors’ Claudia Winkleman and The Chase’s Bradley Walsh are also up for best presenter, but that honor is usually reserved for fellow candidates Ant and Dec – or has been for the past 21 [yep, twenty-one] years.



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